Ever wonder who is behind all the data at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)? Who is developing and managing the NCBI website, as well as our various products, tools, and resources?
In honor of our upcoming 35th anniversary, we want to tell our story! NCBI, a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was founded on November 4, 1988. The late Senator Claude Pepper recognized the importance of computerized information processing methods for the conduct of biomedical research and sponsored legislation that established NCBI.
What does NCBI do?
As a national resource for molecular biology information, our mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. We provide access to biomedical and genomic information by creating, curating, and maintaining medical and scientific databases. Continue reading “What is NCBI and who works here?”